Premium podcasts are podcasts you can sell on your Podbean site. With this feature, you can create different price and subscription plans and then publish premium podcasts for your customers who have bought and subscribed to your premium plans. The following is a guide for you to create a premium podcast step-by-step:
Step 1. Activate the Premium Podcast Service in Podbean
Log in to your account and go to 'Premium'-> 'Premium Settings'. Fill in the premium content information, title, description etc. and click the 'Save Changes' button.
Step 2. Add Premium Plans
Go to the 'Premium'-> 'Premium Plans' page and choose to add a premium plan or a single track plan. If you want to create a recurring plan, you can add a premium plan. You can add a single track if to create a one time payment plan.
Step 3. Upload premium products
Now, when you upload your files on the 'Publish'-> 'Media Manager’ page, you can click the ‘Premium' icon on the right of the uploaded file to set it to be protected.
Step 4. Publish premium episodes
Go to the 'Publish'-> 'Episodes' page, click the 'Publish New Episode" button and enter the title and description on the edit page. If you then scroll down the page and check the 'Premium' option, then the drop down list will show all the media files you've set as premium product. Choose one and click the 'Publish' button.
After publishing, you will see a 'Subscribe to premium content now' link under your premium episode, click the link and it will list all the premium plans that your audiences can buy to subscribe to your premium content.
After your customers subscribed to your plan, they will receive a confirmation email leading them to the subscription page: http://username.podbean.com/premium-subscription
You can also add the premium widgets on your page so that people can buy the product directly from your site.